Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

Shoplifting Methods and Designing Out Crime

Shoplifting Methods and Designing Out Crime

Shoplifting is often viewed by professionals and amateur thieves as a low-risk versus high-reward business. As experts have documented, many shops and stores do not do enough to dissuade the rational criminal, who scans every environment for an opportunity.
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Safeguard Marketing and Other Unorthodox Shoplifting Prevention Techniques

Marketing and loss prevention have always been intertwined, but the effort to forge a closer bond with shoppers could further enmesh the two functions.
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Exactly What Is a Shoplifter and How Much Do You Know?

The crime of shoplifting is as old as shopping itself. The first documented cases of shoplifting took place in 16th-century London and involved groups of men called “lifters” (early organized retail crime?).

Crime In Stores: An Unwanted Distraction

Reporting crimes in your stores, without outcomes, is just another cost to your business. It's time to change this. [Editor’s Note: This article is a sponsored editorial submission and is written by the sponsor, not LPM editorial staff.]
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Today’s Need for Retailers to Engage with NASP to Prevent Shoplifting

Today, more than ever, retailers need solutions to address the ever-growing problem of shoplifting and theft. The criminal justice system has not been effective in solving this. [Sponsored Post]
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LPM Insider’s Top 5 Shoplifting and Organized Retail Crime Articles of 2018

In 2018, readers were most interested in posts about organized retail crime associations, offender perspectives on self-checkout theft, and the latest research on loss prevention analytics applications.
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Guilt is One of the Major Consequences of Shoplifting

While there are famous cases of psychopathic individuals committing crimes, the majority of criminals have a conscience that’s functioning just fine. Without deploying careful defense mechanisms, the cognitive dissonance caused by their guilt would eat them alive
Confessions of a Forensic Interviewer

1-800 Shoplifting Assistance, May I Help You?

Sometimes, things just fall in your lap. I'd been trying to decide what to write about for this blog, you know, something interesting and topical to really get folks hooked and coming back. Nothing was really striking me as The One, until I got a phone call…
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The Cost of Repeat Offenses by Consumer Shoplifters

We estimate that these 15,000 offenders caused, at a minimum, more than $1,500,000 in theft damages, or about $100 per incident. However, looking at the value of one incident does not tell the whole story. [Sponsored]
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Why Do People Steal? Examining the Robin Hood Complex

Interviewing active shoplifters is the most interesting part of my job. For an hour, I speak as seldom as I can. I listen, and I observe. What they have to say is fascinating. Their actions and mannerisms weave together with their words like a code waiting to be cracked. Why do people steal?

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